Kōkiri Workshops

Kōkiri Wānanga

What is a Kōkiri Workshop?
He aha tēnei Kōkiri?

Kōkiri Workshops are designed to support our candidates in the job application process. The workshops provide industry insights, know-how and most importantly confidence in themselves and the unique qualities they bring to any potential employer.

Kōkiri workshops are 1.5 hour workshops focussed on building confidence, developing CVs and cover letters as well as interview preparation to support candidates application to TupuToa and other organisations.

What’s involved?

He aha ngā mahi


As part of our Kōkiri workshop candidates are required to complete the pepeha prework which will be used to introduce candidates to their peers. Pepeha is used in a Māori context and has a formal basis, but the idea is universal.

Discovering who we are and where we’re from is an important part of building our sense of identity and belonging. It can be very significant for those, who for whatever reason, have become distanced from their whānau or tūrangawaewae. Everyone has a pepeha which links them to their ancestors.

CV and Cover Letter

CVs and cover letters are the first point of contact candidates have with an organisation which is why we stress the importance of these in our workshops.

The Kōkiri workshops explore the fundamentals of a CV and cover letter, providing clear guidelines regarding dos and don’ts and ensuring candidates are highlighting their valuable skills and experiences.

Interview Preparation

The Kōkiri workshops covers a number of different aspects of an interview, whether that be face to face or an online video interview. This includes interview etiquette, preparation before an interview, questions to ask and advice on how to approach and answer interview questions. We provide interns with a framework to use when answering interview questions and give them the opportunity to practise this with their peers in the workshop.

Ngā Whāinga

  • Complete prework
  • Be engaged and interactive
  • Open minded and ready to ask questions
  • Be open to share their own experiences/knowledge in a safe space

Ngā Rauemi

Kōkiri Resources

Interview Guide

CV Tips

Sample CV

Sample Cover Letter